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    News bites – 18 September 2020

    Crooked Compass launch $147,000 Australian itinerary with new company Adventure by Air


    Uluru view. Image courtesy of Crooked Compass

    Adventure by Air have launched into the Australian market with eight sophisticated itineraries which journey into remote reaches by private aircraft.

    The signature itinerary is a 32-day luxury journey circumnavigating the country by private aircraft, exploring the most high-end and remote lodges, homesteads and station stays. Paired with exclusive experiences and behind-the-scenes encounters, this is the ultimate Australian bucket-list holiday. The itinerary can be tailored to meet personal style, pace and budget, with pricing from $147,000AUD per person. View sample itinerary.

    For those who would like something that leaves them with some change mystery flights are available. Departing from all major airports and select regional airports, the journey includes a private aircraft to a mystery destination and at least one exclusive dining and local touring experience specifically related to the region. One or two-day packages start from $1,700AUD per person for intrastate travel, or from $3,500AUD per person for interstate journeys.

    Proposal and wedding packages are also available. Pop the question on a scenic flight, or elope at a remote destination, such as a private island or secluded winery.

    Adventure by Air travellers choose their aircraft to meet their style of travel, level of comfort and the type of air experience they are seeking. Take your pick from a fixed wing aircraft, helicopter, sea-plane or high-speed luxury jet. View aircrafts.

    The Langham Nymphenburg Residence, Munich Makes Its Debut


    The Langham Munich. Image courtesy of Langham Hotels

    The Langham Nymphenburg Residence, Munich has opened in a 18th century manor meticulously restored and revived as a bespoke private residence for guests. Inhabiting a spacious 9,000 square feet, The Langham features seven bathrooms, four bedrooms, three living rooms, an airy dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, fitness centre, conference suite, home cinema and wine cellar. The private sun-dappled terrace allows guests to relax in the middle of a beautifully landscaped garden and further offers enough space to seat 100 guests, if it is desired to organise an exclusive outdoor event.

    Looking directly onto the majestic 490 acre imperial state of Nymphenburg Palace, the hotel befits its palatial setting with specially curated porcelain pieces from the Nymphenburg workshop set out in the living room shelves.

    Wall fixtures in the shape of graceful flowers illuminate the staircase and crystal chandeliers drape from the bedroom ceilings. The kitchen features a customised design by Dross & Schaffer with appliances by Gaggenau. The rooms have been thoughtfully conceived and furnished with elegantly comfortable furniture from Walter Knoll and Donghia, vivid textiles by Jim Thompson, bedlinen by Frette, plush silk carpets by Jan Kath and stylish cashmere blankets from Allude, all of which were hand-selected to match the colour palette of each room.

    Even the seven bathrooms are worth a paragraph with their unique motifs. In one bathroom, butterflies flutter across the walls and are featured both inside the washbasins and on the lamps, while another conjures up the ambiance of an aquarium, with hand-painted goldfish swimming across the porcelain tiles. A third bathroom recreates the lush setting of a safari with a relief in pâte-sur-pâte technique.

    The Royal Bavarian Spa on the first floor provides a regal setting, with a traditional blue-and-white colour scheme enhanced by delicate 24-carat gold detailing hand-painted views of royal Bavarian castles such as Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau and Herrenchiemsee.

    The Ladies’ Room features soft pastels and is decorated with vintage bird cages, each housing different porcelain birds from the Nymphenburg Collection. The Gentlemen’s Room, designed in darker tones, features dogs as its primary theme, underscored by the decorative artworks. The Blue Room on the upper floor presents a beautiful dark blue backdrop complete with a painted starry sky with dazzling constellations on the side wall. Not to be outdone, the colourful children’s bedroom showcases a lively circus theme, with wallpaper by Cole & Son and a collection of animal figurines to spark the imaginations of the younger guests. With windows overlooking the garden, this room is bathed in natural light and offers glimpses of the beautiful creations at the porcelain manufactory.

    Not forgotten are the audiophiles who will be aurally gratified with the arresting sounds emanating from the unrivalled Sennheiser electrostatic headphone system in the room. The home cinema on the second floor, furnished with an inviting lounge, comfortable armchairs by Walter Knoll and a large screen, is perfect for private viewings. Guests may maintain their fitness regime in the gym furnished with Technogym equipment and includes an en-suite spa-bathroom comprising a treatment cabin.

    For more personalised information tips and advice, or to book an incredible holiday, contact your local TravelManagers’ personal travel manager.

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